Welcome to Gordano Valley Archers

COSE 2016 West of England Club of the Year

f23811c99d03543abe9480cf6.jpgWe are a very open and friendly Archery Club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset.

Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

We aim to achieve this by ensuring we have a highly motivated and professional team of coaches and officials dedicated to the principles of equitable practice.

The club is committed to providing archery as an all inclusive sport and actively promotes the sport as a Triple A sport for all the family. Triple A = All Ability Archery.

We shoot throughout the year on Sundays at our ground as well as having an indoor facility from October to March that we use on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings when the weather does not permit outdoor shooting.

Shooting times are:

Sundays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

09:00 to 10:00 – Set up range – Club Members
10:00 to 12:30 – Assembly beginners and club shoot.
12:30 to 13:00 – Take down range

Clout Range available for Club & Archery GB members – details on request

Indoor range available (weather dependent)

09:00 to 09:30 – Set up
09:30 to 12:00 – Beginners & Juniors Club Members
09:30 to 12:00 – Senior Members if spare capacity ( Members please set up on the landing)
12:00 to 12:30 –Take down range

Wednesdays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

Members Only  – Archery GB registered archers email for more information
(sorry no club bows are available)

18:15 to 20:30  Outdoor or Indoor range (weather and lighting dependent)

Please note for safety we do not allow all carbon arrows to be used on our outdoor ranges.


With the club  running two UK Tassel Clouts this year the Cautious Mouse awards used for internal Clout tournaments are not going to be awarded this year.

Could all the winners, this and/or  last year please return your mouse trophy to Chris, who will ensure that they are bed down in straw with fresh water  until next year. Thank you .

JNOC 2019

or if you prefer the Junior National Outdoor Championship 2019 , took place last JNOCweekend at Lilleshall .  Several Somerset Archers attended including our own Luke and Michael. Congratulations to Michael who broke two County Record, one a 9 year old, both subject to approval, with a whopping 341 point uplift.

There is a brief report and photographs on the Somerset County website and full results can be found on the ianseo  site.

Day 1 Results     Day 2 Results

If you haven’t visited the ianseo site before why not take a look, as more tournaments are starting to use the reporting software.


SCAA Council Meeting

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Wed 24th July  19:30

Wells Sport Pavillion, Rowdens Road, Wells. BA5 1TU


All members welcome in an observing capacity, unless you wish to stand for any of the roles not fulfilled at the AGM , including Development Officer, Executive position  and Equipment Officer .

Full details available from the County Secretary.